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I burned out my drawing hand by using it too much. The common word for it is writer's cramp. The fancy words for it are focal dystonia. The symptom in my case was a pinky finger that went spastic when I tried to draw. (Scott Adams)

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body. (Joseph Addison)

Exuberant health is always, as such, sickness also. (Theodor W. Adorno)

Words are the physicians of a mind diseased. (Aeschylus)

Strong, pure and happy thoughts build up the body in vigor and grace. (James Allen)

Asthma doesn't seem to bother me any more unless I'm around cigars or dogs. The thing that would bother me most would be a dog smoking a cigar. (Steve Allen)

No one with access to a convertible, an empty highway and a good radio station should ever need a psychiatrist. (Terry Allen)

Health is the first of all liberties, and happiness gives us the energy which is the basis of health. (Henri-Frederic Amiel)

It turns out I was my own art therapist all along... that deep emotional churning that takes place when you feel powerless to change some things in your life, and you pick up a brush or a pencil and the focus transcends like a meditation... (Daniela Andersen)

The concept of total wellness recognizes that our every thought, word, and behavior affects our greater health and well-being. And we, in turn, are affected not only emotionally but also physically and spiritually. (Greg Anderson)

I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes. (Anonymous)

'Healing,' Papa would tell me, 'is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.' (W. H. Auden)

At twenty-seven years old, I was diagnosed HIV. Three years later I decide to dedicate the remainder of my life to art. Leaving work and refusing the assistance of Unemployment Insurance or Welfare, I challenged myself to live completely through my art. (Joe Average)

Protect your health. Without it you face a serious handicap for success and happiness. (Harry F. Banks)

The healthy and strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he's got an abscess on his knee or in his soul. (Rona Barrett)

Cereal eating is almost a marker for a healthy lifestyle. It sets you up for the day, so you don't overeat. (Bruce Barton)

Creative people suffer no more from mental or physical ailments than does the entire human population. They are only more visible. (David C. Benjamin)

-They Shoot Managers, Don't They? by Terry L. Paulson, pg. 3...
A healthy person goes 'Yes,' 'No,' and 'Whoopee!' An unhealthy person goes 'Yes, but,' 'No, but,' and 'No whoopee.' (Eric Berne)

-The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays...
Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing. To be healed we must come with all the other creatures to the feast of Creation. (Wendell Berry)

- Times Thermic Machine, 1982...
Art is, then, a genuinely human medium for revolutionary change in the sense of completing the transformation from a sick world to a healthy one. In my opinion only art is capable of doing it. (Joseph Beuys)

We were not designed to stand still. If we were, we'd have at least three legs. We were designed to move. (John Bingham)

-on his 100th birthday...
If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself. (Eubie Blake)

My father invented a cure for which there was no disease and unfortunately my mother caught it and died of it. (Victor Borge)

In a painful time of my life I went often to a wooded hillside where May apples grew by the hundreds, and I thought the sourness of their fruit had a symbolism for me. Instead, I was to find both love and happiness soon thereafter. So to me the May apple is the mandrake, the love symbol, of the old dealers in plant restoratives. (Hal Borland)

A good night's sleep, or a ten-minute brawl, or a pint of chocolate ice cream, or all three together, is good medicine. (Ray Bradbury)

Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest. (Ashleigh Brilliant)

When I got to the hospice I was under the impression it would be a two- or three-week stay. But here I still am, six weeks later, and I've gotten so well Medicare won't pay for me anymore. (Art Buchwald)

A bad liver is to a Frenchman what a nervous breakdown is to an American. Everyone has had one and everyone wants to talk about it. (Art Buchwald)

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. (Gautama Buddha)

Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle at the onset. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

- b.1803 d.1873...
In these days half our diseases come from neglect of the body in overwork of the brain. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions. (Samuel Butler, novelist)

Food, one assumes, provides nourishment: but Americans eat it fully aware that small amounts of poison have been added to improve its appearance and delay its putrefaction. (John Cage)

Don't think of introversion as something that needs to be cured. (Susan Cain)

Artists are just as important as doctors and nurses. People need nourishing of their souls as well as their bodies; in Navajo culture the 'medicine man' and artist are one and the same. (Marni California)

I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Building. I felt better right away. (George Carlin)

When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it can't be cured. (Anton Chekhov)

I gave up drinking lots of whiskey and began to practice yoga and meditation. As a result I am not dead. (Billy Childish)

Exercise and temperence can preserve something of our early strength even in old age. (Cicero)

Safeguard the health both of body and soul. (Cleobulus)

His art is the health of the artist. (Harold Clurman)

I don't believe in dieting... Basically, though, I believe in eating well, not eating too much but eating a variety of foods. (Joan Collins)

I paint for my mental health. It is a lot cheaper than seeing a therapist, and a lot more fun. (Sarah Jane Conklin)

The Last American Man by Elizabeth Gilbert...
And take care of all things, of every single thing there is - your body, your intellect, your spirit, your neighbors, and this planet. Don't pollute your soul with apathy or spoil your health with junk food any more than you would deliberately contaminate a clean river with industrial sludge. (Eustace Conway)

- The Pillars of Prosperity...
You have in yourself the instrument of your cure. (Emile Coue)

Health consists of having the same diseases as one's neighbors. (Quentin Crisp)

The key to a healthy life is having a healthy mind. (Richard J. Davidson)

My mother-in-law had a pain beneath her left breast. Turned out to be a trick knee. (Phyllis Diller)

The cure for anything is salt water... sweat, tears, or the sea. (Isak Dinesen)

Not all activities are equal... Those that involve genuine concentration - studying a musical instrument, playing board games, reading, and dancing - are associated with a lower risk for dementia. (Norman Doidge)

Singing becomes a form of therapy. (Placido Domingo)

Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres. (John Dryden)

The most terrifying aspect of human health is our refusal to take steps to help ourselves and the fact that we are so often responsible for our own demise through lack of positive action. It makes me want to take a nap. (Lena Dunham)

Perhaps our only sickness is to desire a truth which we cannot bear rather than to rest content with the fictions we manufacture out of each other. (Lawrence Durrell)

I stopped smoking. When I stopped smoking, my voice changed... so drastically, I couldn't believe it myself. (Bob Dylan)

The best preservative to keep the mind on health is the faithful admonition of a friend. (Ecclesiasticus)

Imagination is not a talent of some men, but is the health of every man. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

I honor health as the first Muse. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Buildings designed with careful attention to aesthetics arouse and enlighten their occupants and that promotes their good health. (Robert Evans)

Don't worry about your heart, it will last you as long as you live. (W. C. Fields)

I never drink water; that is the stuff that rusts pipes. (W. C. Fields)

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it. (W. C. Fields)

If you have no time for prayer and meditation, you will have lots of time for sickness and trouble. (Emmet Fox)

To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals. (Benjamin Franklin)

The intellectual stimulation of painting and art in general certainly does keep one young and more active. (Nina Allen Freeman)

Two hallmarks of a healthy life are the abilities to love and to work. Each requires imagination. (Sigmund Freud)

I feel very, very safe and happy and I have no more nightmares but at the time, in earlier days, I could heal myself through doing my work. (H. R. Giger)

Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

The more I become decomposed, the more sick and fragile I am, the more I become an artist. (Vincent van Gogh)

A hospital is no place to be sick. (Samuel Goldwyn)

I have been laid up with intentional flu. (Samuel Goldwyn)

Sickness sensitizes man for observation, like a photographic plate. (Edmond and Jules De Goncourt)

I'm French, so I'm quite lazy about exercising, and I smoke. But I do love going for a run in the morning with my dog. That's all. (Eva Green)

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation. (Henry Graham Greene)

Aspirations can cure headaches. (Robert Half)

Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon. (Dag Hammarskjold)

Self-initiated movement, exploration, interaction and physical experience for the joy and challenge of it, facilitates neurogenesis (nerve growth) for a lifetime. (Carla Hannaford)

In healing the wounds of our beliefs about our sensitivity, we heal our souls, we heal the soul of the earth. (Rue Anne Hass)

The white man builds big house, cost much money, like big cage, shut out sun, can never move; always sick. Indians and animals know better how to live than white man; nobody can be in good health if he does not have all the time fresh air, sunshine, and good water. (Flying Hawk)

Painting for a whole morning gives one as excellent an appetite for one's dinner, as old Abraham Tucker acquired for his by riding over Banstead Downs. (William Hazlitt)

I still need more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently. (Ernest Hemingway)

Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health. (George Herbert)

If you have two loaves of bread, keep one to nourish the body, but sell the other to buy hyacinths for the soul. (Herodotus)

To lose one's health renders science null, art inglorious, strength unavailing, wealth useless, and eloquence powerless. (Herophilus)

Take care of yourself - you never know when the world will need you. (Hillel, the Elder)

Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. (Hippocrates)

Healing is the result of clear thinking. (Ernest Holmes)

There can be no question, my dear Watson, of the value of exercise before breakfast. (Sherlock Holmes)

The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home. (Edgar Watson Howe)

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are united. (Alexander von Humboldt)

...Med students panic their first year when they learn all the diseases. It's not until the second year that they learn the cures. (A.J. Jacobs)

My immune system has always been overly welcoming of germs. It's far too polite, the biological equivalent of a southern hostess inviting y'all nice microbes to stay awhile and have some artichoke dip. (A.J. Jacobs)

The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best. (Thomas Jefferson)

I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music. (Billy Joel)

Health is so necessary to all the duties, as well as pleasures of life, that the crime of squandering it is equal to the folly. (Samuel Johnson)

Making art is good for your health, especially if it is done in fun. (Orythia Johnston)

This loss of self contributes to illness in its myriad forms. (Sidney Jourard)

The spirit, like the body, can be strengthened and developed by frequent exercise. Just as the body, if neglected, grows weaker and finally impotent, so the spirit perishes if untended. (Wassily Kandinsky)

Mind changes, and as a result, the world changes. A clear mind heals everything that needs to be healed. (Byron Katie)

Art therapy is all about the moment, all about the process, all about happiness. Getting lost in the work is the ultimate beauty of what we do. (Valerie Kent)

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible. (Jean Kerr)

One of the most difficult things to contend with in a hospital is that assumption on the part of the staff that because you have lost your gall bladder you have also lost your mind. (Jean Kerr)

What my art probably lacks is a kind of passionate humanity... There is no sensuous relationship, not even the noblest, between myself and the many. (Paul Klee)

Art can be therapeutic – for the audience as well as the artist. All art is. (Bonnie Sherr Klein)

My work is a support system for people to feel good about themselves. (Jeff Koons)

Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be breakthrough. It is potentially liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death. (Ronald David Laing)

Remember this: your body is your slave; it works for you. (Jack LaLanne)

How do you build up your bank account? By putting something in it everyday. Your health account is no different. What I do today, I am wearing tomorrow. If I put inferior foods in my body today, I'm going to be inferior tomorrow, it's that simple. (Jack LaLanne)

The various features and aspects of human life, such as longevity, good health, success, happiness, and so forth, which we consider desirable, are all dependent on kindness and a good heart. (Dalai Lama)

- on contracting polio at age seven, which gave her a lifelong limp...
It formed me, guided me, instructed me, helped me and humiliated me. I've never gotten over it, and I am aware of the force and power of it. (Dorothea Lange)

- b.1950 d.2011, Canadian politician, New Democratic Party...
When you're sick, you present your medicare card, not your credit card... (Jack Layton)

Food is an important part of a balanced diet. (Fran Lebowitz)

Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat. (Alex Levine)

-Move a Little, Lose a Lot...
An Italian study showed active men and women were 30 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. (James A. Levine)

Just as certain selections of music will nourish your physical body and your emotional layer, so other musical works will bring greater health to your mind. (Hal A. Lingerman)

Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor's nose. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life. (William Louden)

We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety. (John Lubbock)

Everything that used to be a sin is now a disease. (Bill Maher)

While it may feel natural to devote yourself to your creative work and succumb to feelings of separation and alienation, it nevertheless isn't a terrific idea in terms of your overall happiness and health. (Eric Maisel)

I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness. (Abraham Maslow)

It's better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else. (Phil McGraw)

A sacred illness is one that educates us and alters us from the inside out, provides experiences and therefore knowledge that we could not possibly achieve in any other way, and aligns us with a life path that is, ultimately, of benefit to ourselves and those around us. (Deena Metzger)

If one part of the brain is compromised, another part can remodel and become stronger. (Dr. Bruce Miller)

A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree. (Spike Milligan)

While some aspects of Attention Deficit Disorder work in the artist's favor, other aspects can create challenges to achieving work and life success. (Bonnie Mincu)

The more I work with the body, keeping my assumptions in a temporary state of reservation, the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease. The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon, but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom. (Thomas Arnold Mindell)

I'm not at all surprised at what you say about your tiredness, since it's easy to get used to not going for walks... Mine is a dog's life and I never stop walking; I walk here, there and everywhere. (Claude Monet)

Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being. (Michel de Montaigne)

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike. (John Muir)

The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass. (Martin Mull)

Forgiveness is no longer an option but a necessity for healing. (Caroline Myss)

Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man. (Louis Nizer)

It's okay to be A.D.D., just don't be D.O.A. (Valerie Norberry)

Hot lead can be almost as effective coming from a linotype as from a firearm. (John O'Hara)

Healing yourself is connected with healing others. (Yoko Ono)

He who can believe himself well, will be well. (Ovid)

Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it. (Ovid)

If I'm not doing the work I want, I usually suffer a psychological allergic reaction and get ill. It niggles when things get out of my control. (Cornelia Parker)

Foetal origins research suggests that the lifestyle that influences the development of disease is often not only the one we follow as adults, but the one our mothers practised when they were pregnant with us as well. (Annie Murphy Paul)

We know a great deal more about the causes of physical disease than we do about the causes of physical health. (M. Scott Peck)

The mind, when housed within a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power. (Joseph Pilates)

I don't eat junk foods and I don't think junk thoughts. (Peace Pilgrim)

There is something cathartic about having absolute loss articulated. (Robert Pinsky)

Attention to health is the greatest hindrance to life. (Plato)

They certainly give very strange names to diseases. (Plato)

Health consists with temperance alone. (Alexander Pope)

What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. (Alexander Pope)

Who shall decide when doctors disagree, And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me? (Alexander Pope)

Health is better than wealth. (proverb)

A little with quiet is the only diet. (proverb)

Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. (proverb)

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. (English proverb)

When the head is sick, the whole body is sick. (Latin proverb)

Prevention is better than cure. (Latin proverb)

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools. (Spanish proverb)

Very often your attitude about why an accident or illness has happened has an effect on your recuperation. (James Redfield)

-The Function of the Orgasm, 1927...
Psychic health depends on orgastic potency, i.e., upon the degree to which one can surrender to and experience the climax of excitation in the natural sexual act. It is founded upon the healthy character attitude of the individual's capacity for love. Psychic illnesses are the result of a disturbance of the natural capacity for love. (Wilhelm Reich)

Blood sitting in the ass is a long way from the brain. (Norman Ridenour)

The first time I see a jogger smiling, I'll consider it. (Joan Rivers)

Want to learn to eat a lot? Here it is: Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot. (Tony Robbins)

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. (Jim Rohn)

Really healthy soul of man/woman/artist has all colours; healthy soul is as rainbow. (Yaroslaw Rozputnyak)

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. (Bertrand Russell)

I have often seen quite demented patients recognize and respond vividly to paintings and delight in the act of painting at a time when they are scarcely responsive, disoriented, and out of it. (Oliver Sacks)

Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. If makes it feel needed. (Charles Schulz)

Exercise is a dirty word - Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate. (Charles Schulz)

Keep junk food to a minimum. It's true what they say about an apple a day. And realize that if something is holding you back, maybe it's your own hand doing the gripping. Let go and see what happens. (Peter Segnitz)

Meditation, progressive relaxation and visualization exercises, as well as physical exercise and yoga or similar practices can help relieve anxiety and release the creative energy. And don't forget to eat nutritiously and get enough sleep. (Rene Seigh)

By activating an expansive, tolerant, and creative mindset, positive feelings maximize the social, intellectual, and physical benefits that will accrue. (Martin Seligman)

Use your health even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. (George Bernard Shaw)

Health is beauty, and the most perfect health is the most perfect beauty. (William Shenstone)

Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life. (Brooke Shields)

Diseases can be our spiritual flat tires - disruptions in our lives that seem to be disasters at the time but end by redirecting our lives in a meaningful way. (Bernie S. Siegal)

Only do always in health what you have often promised to do when you are sick. (K. Sigismund)

An artist has been defined as a neurotic who continually cures himself with his art. (Lee Simonson)

Exercise? I get it on the golf course. When I see my friends collapse, I run for the paramedics. (Red Skelton)

Men must necessarily be the active agents of their own well-being and well-doing they themselves must in the very nature of things be their own best helpers. (Samuel Smiles)

I am convinced digestion is the great secret of life. (Sydney Smith)

The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality. (Herbert Spencer)

I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well. (Elizabeth Cady Stanton)

The illness of modern man comes mostly from his forgetting the loving and inspiring and creative use of the hands. (Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki)

The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman. (Jonathan Swift)

A vitamin is a substance that makes you ill if you don't eat it. (Albert Szent-Gyorgyi)

It seems necessary in the choice of persons for greater employments to consider their bodies as well as their minds, and ages and health as well as their abilities. (Sir William Temple)

There is no greater sickness in the world today than the lack of love. (Mother Teresa)

Art heals by changing a person's physiology and attitude. It takes you 'away' to some other place... (Barbara Timberman)

Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself – it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies. (Leo Tolstoy)

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. (Mark Twain)

Swallow your pride occasionally, it's not fattening. (Frank Tyger)

A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind. (Morihei Ueshiba)

The cardiologist's diet: If it tastes good... spit it out. (Author unknown)

I went to the doctor and he told me I was very sick and had 1 year to live. I was definitely upset and I didn't pay him, so he gave me another year. (Author unknown)

What more fiendish proof of cosmic irresponsibility than a Nature which, having invented sex as a way to mix genes, then permits to arise, amid all its perfumed and hypnotic inducements to mate, a tireless tribe of spirochetes and viruses that torture and kill us for following orders? (John Updike)

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. (Voltaire)

We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane. (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)

Treat your body well, and it'll see you through for many years. (Johnny Weissmuller)

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people. (Orson Welles)

To avoid sickness, eat less; to prolong life, worry less. (Chu Hui Weng)

- about his involvement with the aftermath of battles of the U.S. Civil War...
I supply often to some of these dear suffering boys in my presence and magnetism that which doctors nor medicines nor skills nor any routine assistance can give. I can testify that friendship has literally cured a fever, and the medicine of daily affection, a bad wound. (Walt Whitman)

As an artist, to not produce is a direct pathway to a state of mental/emotional illness. (J. Bruce Wilcox)

Had better treatments been available to certain artists of the past, they might not have found their inspiration. (Dr. Paul Wolf)

I was like one of those people who is allergic to the twentieth century... I'd been brought up to think there was some order to things, but there was no safety net. Doctors accused me of being mad. (Peter Wolf)

Most of the time we think we're sick, it's all in the mind. (Tom Wolfe)

- author of Odyssey in Hell...
Mental illness has reduced my quality of life more and more until I am now institutionalized... but a funny thing, I now have the time and talent and energy not to sit and feel sorry for myself but to lose myself in the arts... We can indeed make our own factory, maintain self-dignity and make a contribution to society. (Wayne A. Wright)

I had whooping cough when I was very young, which left me with bronchial problems, and I would always pick up colds. I was very thin and nervous so my father and mother took me out of school and had me tutored at home. (Andrew Wyeth)

Most of the world is like a mental hospital. Some persons are sick with jealousy, others with anger, hatred, passion. They are victims of their habits and emotions. But you can make your home a place of peace. (Paramahansa Yogananda)

If people were made of fine china perhaps they would take far better care of themselves. (Miles Patrick Yohnke)

I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places. (Henny Youngman)